Injury perceptions, hope for recovery, and psychological status after spinal cord injury

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Injury perceptions, hope for recovery, and psychological status after spinal cord injury
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Rehabilitation Psychology
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2014, vol. 1, issue 59, pp 176-182
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Study investigated the influence of injury perceptions and hope for recovery on life satisfaction, purpose in life, and depressive symptoms measured during inpatient rehabilitation after spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants were 208 adults hospitalized for SCI inpatient rehabilitation, each of whom completed a modified version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire and three psychological outcome measures: the Purpose in Life Scale, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, and the abbreviated version of the Patient Health Questionnaire. Principal components analysis indicated one SCI perceptions factor regarding severity, permanence, and cure control of SCI, and a second factor related to hope for recovery. Whereas hope for recovery was nearly universal, injury perceptions were more varied. Favorable injury perceptions of SCI were predictive of purpose in life, while hope for recovery was predictive of life satisfaction. The study results indicated that hope for recovery and favorable SCI perceptions were related to positive psychological outcomes during inpatient rehabilitation, although the strength of the relationship was limited.
Marino, R., Kirshblum, S., Dyson-Hudson, T., Tansey, K., Morse, L., Graves, D.
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